This expansive North Lawndale park features gymnasiums, tennis courts, a football stadium, outdoor pool, basketball courts, an artificial turf soccer field, baseball fields and a small golf putting range. Designed at the same time as Humboldt and Garfield parks, the outdoor facility is named for Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who famously lost the 1860 presidential election to some guy named Abraham Lincoln.
Get your sweet tooth ready, because this Little Village candy shop has more than 1,000 confectionary products, many of which are Mexican favorites. The shop also offers a huge selection of piñatas, which are perfect for your child to get his or her aggression out at the next birthday party.
The recreation, health, family and education center at Homan Square Park is a Lawndale staple. The park is home to an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball courts and loads of green space.
Once a center of the Lawndale community, this public fountain (which has been dry for decades) celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Dedicated in 1902, the statue on top of the fountain depicts some especially patriotic children waving a flag and brandishing what appear to be fireworks.
The Chicago outpost of Lagunitas Brewing Company is the largest craft brewery in the city, mixing up barrel upon barrel of potent, hoppy concoctions. Housed in a group of warehouses near Douglas Park, the facility is primed to become a popular destination for tourists and beer aficionados.